We're All Intelligence Pushers On This Bus

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 15:46:39 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote,

> It is not necessary to be extremely intelligent to create
> intelligence, co-evolution is dirt stupid, yet it came up with
> us. Using the same principles, we, barely intelligent primates, can
> push it way further. As long as it doesn't end us all, we *should*
> push it further. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of chipping
> flint while sitting in front of the cave, it's cold, wet, drafty, and
> the lice bite unmercifully.

This position appeals mightily. Whoever pushes intelligence to the SI level,
whoever plants the first viable seed of superintelligence in a box (SIIAB)tm,
deserves to feel a full-on Norman Mailer-type post-orgasmic blend of
fulfillment, satisfaction, completion, and ecstasy beyond words.
The wonderful dimension of existence, the great thing about life, is that it
luxuriates in the creation of complex adaptive systems that can grok the beauty
of this evolution. Who knows how many millions of civilizations life will expend
in its evolution toward technological singularity. Men produce billions of sperm
for every child conceived. Life may create billions of Type 0 civilizations in
order to evolve one TS.
Let's go for it.

--J. R.

"Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not of our side." Lord

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